Our Volunteers & Happy Holidays

inalj 2014 volunteersFor the next three days only a smattering of our pages will have updated jobs. This is because my volunteers work all year and for all holidays I like them to not feel pressure to update, but instead to focus on themselves, their friends and families.  INALJ.com has around 180 volunteers at any one time and they volunteer their time and efforts because they believe in helping others connect with job opportunities.  A large number of my volunteers this year found jobs as well and I wish them another year of great karma and I am so thankful for their help.  To have gone from one person adding all jobs to over 180 has been a blessing!  The past month has been challenging for us as our web hosting service has made updating more difficult but every single volunteer has done their very best to make INALJ and all the jobs available, so a huge round of applause for them!!!!

*insert applause here, loud and boisterous*

So to everyone who helped me this year, Merci!  It is very much appreciated!  I will be sending all of you greetings but for today I just wanted to say Happy Holidays and here is to a fantastic 2014!!!  And here is to even more fans finding jobs!!!

 

 

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Naomi House

Naomi House, MLIS, is the founder and publisher of the popular webzine and jobs list INALJ.com (formerly I Need a Library Job) and former CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) of T160K.org, a crowdfunding platform focused on African patrimony, heritage and cultural projects. INALJ was founded in October 2010 with the assistance of her fellow Rutgers classmate, Elizabeth Leonard. Its social media presence has grown to include Facebook (retired in 2016), Twitter and a LinkedIn group, in addition to the interviews, articles and jobs found on INALJ. INALJ has had over 20.5 Million page hits and helped many, many thousands of librarians find employment! Through grassroots marketing, word of mouth and a real focus on exploring unconventional resources for job leads, INALJ grew from a subscription base of 20 friends to a website with over 500,000 visits in one month. Naomi believes that well-sourced quantity is quality in this narrow job market and INALJ reflects this with many new jobs published daily. She has also written for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 LexisNexis Government Info Pro and many other publications in the past decade. She presents whenever she can, including serving on three panels at the American Library Association's Annual Conference in Las Vegas; as breakout presenter at OCLC EMEA in Cape Town, South Africa; as a keynote speaker at the Virginia Library Association annual meeting; at the National Press Club in Washington DC; McGill University in Montreal, Canada; the University of the Emirates, Dubai, MLIS program and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Naomi was a Reference, Marketing and Acquisitions Librarian for a contractor at a federal library outside Washington, DC, and has been living and working in Budapest, Hungary and Western New York State. She spent years running her husband’s moving labor website, fixed and sold old houses and assisted her husband cooking delicious Pakistani food. She is preparing to re-enter the workforce and is job hunting. Her husband is now the co-editor of INALJ, a true support!  She has heard of spare time but hasn’t encountered it lately. She pronounces INALJ as eye-na-elle-jay. 

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